Thursday, April 21, 2011

I support my gay son because he is my child.

The Fondation Emergence released a campaign in the March of 2011 to encourage immigrant families in Quebec to support their children if they are gay (which is something that many immigrant parents have never had to consider, as many come from countries where the social stigma against differing sexualities is painfully oppressive). I don't need to tell any of you, I am sure, about the enormous benefits of having supportive parents for gay children - the reduction it plays in our potential to commit suicide, or the potential to contract STIs and HIV/AIDS. So when I seen this kind of promotion, directed at parents of gay individuals, I think 'What a beautiful thing.'

Inspires me. And makes me wish we had stuff like this happening in my hometown.

Which would not be difficult at all.